January 13, 2010

Top Stories –
First cyber attack of the decade –
Internet giant Google says it may end its operations in China following a “sophisticated and targeted” cyber attack originating from the country.

Billion dollar game –
Video game Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 has taken more than $1bn (£625m)in revenue. It went on sale in November and made an estimated $550m in its first five days. The sales put it alongside other $1bn titles such as Guitar Hero III and World of Warcraft.

Top Video –
Modern Warfare 2 Trailer

Top List –

Top 100 films of the Noughties (2000-2009)
List from Daily Telegraph By David Gritten, Tim Robey and Sukhdev Sandhu
Part 5 – 60-51

  • 60 Kill Bill

Quentin Tarantino, 2003: Tarantino split the film in two and his critics down the middle, serving up a delirious martial arts revenge saga.

  • 59 Wall-E

Andrew Stanton, 2008: Pixar trawled the debris of a disused Earth in this brave, breath-taking robot romance.

  • 58 Donnie Darko

Richard kelly, 2001: This darkly beautiful suburban fable was the cult sensation of the decade.

  • 57 Sideways

Alexander Payne, 2004: No Merlot! Everyone’s favourite wine-trip comedy, this was a rare buddy movie with serious wit, integrity and great performances.

  • 56 Atonement

Joe Wright, 2007: This flamboyant, visually ravishing adaptation of Ian McEwan’s Second World War novel put its British director on the map and confirmed Keira Knightley’s star quality.

  • 55 Bowling for Columbine

Michael Moore, 2002: Passionate, wildly funny condemnation of America’s gun culture. It inspired a wave of politically-minded young people to become documentary film-makers.

  • 54 Talk to Her

Pedro Almod”var, 2002: Beguiling top pick from the Almodóvar offerings, as the Spanish director went from strength to strength in his ongoing “mature” phase.

  • 53 No Country for Old Men

Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007: Fine adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s dark vision of evil in Texas, blending savage humour and genuine dread with stunning photography.

  • 52 Hunger

Steve McQueen, 2008: Recent history – and Bobby Sands’s starvation campaign – was brought to intense, visceral life by the Turner prize-winner’s feature debut.

  • 51 Lagaan

Ashutosh Gowariker, 2001: A stirring fusion of masala music and anti-colonial cricketing epic that opened many eyes to Bollywood.


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